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Full blood count tests What is the difference between the

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Full blood count testsWhat is the difference between the full blood count tests listed on https://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/onlinedoctor/healthtest.html and https://www.medichecks.com/find-a-test/test/Full-Blood-Count_DL3-/Would the following techniques for blood collection provide a good enough sample quality, as opposed to venous blood collection? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InHBLT-BSl0 and https://player.vimeo.com/video/126586185?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&autoplay=1Is it likely that these tests on the blood will be completed manually or automatically?What would be the negatives of doing these kinds of tests?Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

The first one is many different tests

the second one is just a CBC (complete blood count)

The first is much more extensive

Yes, that sample would be fine

I don't see any negatives other than possibly some false positive tests

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your answer.
I am not expecting a lengthy explanation, but would you be able to tell me a bit more are a CBC, and explain briefly about the other tests offered on the more expensive one? No need to go into loads of detail.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

The important factors in the CBC are just white count (infection), blood counts and platelets (blood clotting cells). There is not much more info in there.

just a very basic test.

The other covers MANY parts of your system

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